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Frances Hollis Brain Foundation (Kentucky, Georgia, Maine)

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    Funder Type

    Private Foundation

    IT Classification

    C - Funds little to no technology


    Frances Hollis Brain Foundation


    The Frances Hollis Brain Foundation is a charitable family foundation whose mission is to support non-profit organizations and projects that alleviate human suffering and improve the human condition. The Foundation primarily supports non-profit organizations that benefit individuals living in Kentucky, Georgia, and Maine and that increase access to health care, support human services, provide access to educational opportunities, or promote self-sufficiency and the ability to provide for self, family, and community. Priority will be given to organizations and projects that support the underserved, the disadvantaged, or those who do not have the resources to provide opportunities for themselves, and that demonstrate a broad base of community support. The Foundation will support new programs, ongoing programs, and capital improvements, and will provide general operating support in certain circumstances.

    History of Funding

    Previous awards can be viewed on the Foundation's website.

    Additional Information

    The Foundation will not provide funding to individuals, for special events, productions or performances, for annual fund appeals, for tickets to charitable events or dinners, or for political purposes. Organizations that have received a prior grant from the Foundation will not be eligible to submit another application until the Foundation directors have received a written report on the results of previously funded projects.


    John Watson

    John Watson
    32 Orchard Street
    Portland, ME 04102
    (207) 774-3968

  • Eligibility Details

    The Foundation primarily supports non-profit organizations that benefit individuals living in Kentucky, Georgia, and Maine.

    Deadline Details

    Letters of inquiry are accepted year round. If the letter of inquiry receives a positive response, a full proposal will be requested.

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary by proposal. Grants typically range from $2,000 to $10,000. Typically grants will not be awarded to support projects requiring a multi-year commitment.

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